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Naval Architect

Naval Architects design and oversee the construction and repair of marine craft and floating structures.

Overview

Naval Architects design and oversee the construction and repair of marine craft and floating structures.

Day-to-day

  • engages in research and development work specialising in design and construction of ships and other vessels
  • consults with specialists to co-ordinate design of vessel
  • carries out surveys of ships’ hulls, superstructures and equipment, and measures ships for tonnage and freeboard
  • conducts investigations into such matters as structural faults and losses due to capsize, on behalf of parties involved in litigation
  • designs yachts and other small vessels.

Considerations

  • working outdoors.

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